Sisters are Protectors Too: Why Raksha Bandhan Needs to be Reimagined

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Sisters are Protectors Too: Why Raksha Bandhan Needs to be Reimagined

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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here’s absolutely nothing I wouldn’t do for my younger brother, even though he happens to be the single most infuriating person I’ve ever known. Considering that I’ve seen him every single day of my life, it’s only human to want to beat him up every now and then.

Although not much younger than me, my brother has always been a little child for me — one who has matured far too quickly. I still distinctly remember skipping school the day he was born 17 years ago, just to be the first one to visit him at the hospital. And then insisting on carrying him myself, without realising how heavy a newborn baby could be for a four-year-old.  

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